By Jim Willbanks
America's Heroes: Medal of Honor Recipients from the Civil battle to Afghanistan will pay tribute to american citizens who've confirmed unusual valor within the face of significant chance. The Medal of Honor recipients featured during this booklet all acted heroically to earn this hugely coveted award, lots of them by means of risking—or sacrificing—their lives to save lots of the lives of others. The tales of those individuals—chosen to mirror the extensive variety of ethnic and cultural backgrounds, branches of provider, and conflicts of the recipients—will expand readers' knowing and appreciation of the Medal of Honor and the prestigious american citizens who've got it.In addition to the gripping tales of those heroic american citizens, this detailed encyclopedia contains an creation that chronicles the evolution within the award's value. The Medal of Honor has replaced significantly over the past a hundred and fifty years, not just within the layout of the actual ornament itself, but in addition by way of the qualifying standards for the award's recipients.
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Patients came above all else. On January 5, 1968, piloting “Dust Off 55,” Brady flew an incredible series of medevac missions in the fog-wrapped mountains near Chu Lai, south of Da Nang. Under intense enemy fire, Brady flew nine different missions and evacuated 51 wounded soldiers. He went through three different helicopters, which together contained over 400 bullet holes. For his actions that day, Brady initially received the Distinguished Service Cross (DSC). However, once back in the United States, he received a call from Gen.
He subsequently served as aide to Gen. Henry Lawton. In that capacity, in May 1899, Captain Birkhimer accompanied Lawton’s elite scout force to reconnoiter and sketch enemy positions. On May 16, Birkhimer and 18 scouts were investigating the defenses of San Miguel de Mayumo. They discovered 300 Filipino troops in the defensive position. A dozen scouts, including Birkhimer, charged across 150 yards of open ground and flanked the enemy position. The enemy then retreated across a bridge into the town, closely followed by Birkhimer and the scouts.
New York: Facts on File, 1995. Lewis, Adrian R. Omaha Beach: A Flawed Victory. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2001. Tillman, Barrett. S. Army Medal of Honor Recipients. New York: The Berkley Group, 2006. Basilone, John Born: November 4, 1916 Died: February 19, 1945 Home State: New Jersey Service: Marine Corps Conflict: World War II Age at Time of Award: 26 Born in Buffalo, New York, on November 4, 1916, and raised in Raritan, New Jersey, John Basilone was 1 of 10 children born to an Italian American tailor.